The Office of the Bursar publishes current tuition rates and the Student Manual of University Policies and Regulations details doctoral students' registration policies.

Master's Students
Tuition for MA and MFA students is assessed according to the number of units for which a student is registered in a given quarter, typically 300 units.

Doctoral Students
Tuition for doctoral students is assessed according to a student's registration status (e.g. Pro Forma).

Tuition post the five year Division of the Humanities Fellowship
In most cases, at the end of their fifth year, students typically reach the end of their initial period of funding and are no longer eligible for renewal of their existing fellowship award. Students should begin to plan for this period early.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Tuition rates after the fourth year of enrollment are significantly lower than for the first four years of enrollment. Students typically receive tuition assistance from the Division which brings the quarterly tuition cost for doctoral students down from the published rate to $784 per quarter.
  • A student who is not otherwise receiving full tuition aid generally receives full tuition aid in the quarter in which the student serves in a teaching capacity in the College, the Divisions of the Humanities or Social Sciences, or the Divinity School. Teaching assignments in the professional schools, the Graham School and Laboratory School, in the Biological or Physical Sciences, other institutions (including University of Chicago Charter Schools), or while on exchange status, do not qualify for tuition aid.
  • Students (including international students who may qualify for alternative loans) should consult with the Graduate Financial Aid office in order to explore all options for funding their studies. Students are often hesitant to take out student loans, but loans may allow students to better balance teaching loads and other outside work with finishing the dissertation in a timely manner.
  • In addition to applying for divisional dissertation-year fellowships, students should research and apply for fellowships and grants from outside the University. For more information about internal and external grants, see Fellowships.

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